AHA Coding Clinic® for ICD-9 - 2013 Issue 4; Ask the Editor
Placement of Gastric Band and Plication of Stomach
The patient underwent laparoscopic placement of an adjustable gastric band with plication of the greater curvature of the stomach. This is a new surgical technique that combines gastric banding with greater curvature gastric plication. Would it be appropriate to assign two separate codes to describe the gastric banding and the plication of the stomach? ...
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